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Julian Edelman Week 4 Outlook - Patriots at Chiefs

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Wed, Sep 30th 2020, 8:53am EDT

He's seen a league-high 51.5 percent of his team's air yards, which tells you not to panic. We're not going to be seeing Rex Burkhead, or any Patriots running back, score three touchdowns again, and we always knew Cam Newton wasn't going to score two rushing touchdowns every game. This is a game where you need to get him back into lineups, as the Chiefs have allowed production to high-volume receivers. The only receivers who've seen more than six targets against them have been Will Fuller (8/112/0) and Keenan Allen (7/96/0) who both finished as top-20 receivers. The Chiefs have Antonio Hamilton and Tyrann Mathieu covering the slot for them, which hasn't been horrific, as they've combined to allow 8-of-13 passing for 105 scoreless yards in the slot. The only slot-heavy receiver who was heavily targeted was Allen, who obviously made it work. The Chiefs don't allow a ton of wide receiver production, so you have to pick your spots with a single receiver from the opposition, and in this game, it's Edelman. Despite the Chiefs allowing the fewest yards to wide receivers in 2019, Edelman had one of his best games against them, catching 8-of-12 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown. You should plug him in as a mid-to-low-end WR2 this week.

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